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Furthur Live at Best Buy Theater on 2011-03-11

by Furthur

Set 1: (1:09:06)

101. Jam >
102. Greatest Story Ever Told
103. Doin' That Rag
104. Black Throated Wind
105. Dupree's Diamond Blues
106. Big Bad Blues
107. I Want You (She's So Heavy) 1
108. Loser >
109. Jack Straw

Set 2: (1:52:03)

201. Box of Rain >
202. Estimated Prophet >
203. Dark Star >
204. Bird Song >
205. Dark Star >
206. The Eleven >
207. Black Peter >
208. Dear Mr. Fantasy >
209. Hey Jude! (reprise) >
210. Around & Around
211. Donor Rap
212. E: Like A Rolling Stone

Collection Furthur
Band/Artist Furthur
Venue Best Buy Theater
Location New York, NY

Source AKG C460b ck63 (JW mod) > Aerco MP-2 > Sony PCM-M10 (24/44.1)
Lineage (24/44.1) WAV > Adobe Audition 3.0 > (16/44.1) WAV > Totalrecorder 8.2 > (16/44.1) WAV > Trader's Little Helper 2.6 > FLAC
Taped by Dan Nolan, Jr - spyder9
Transferred by Dan Nolan, Jr - spyder9


2nd night of a five show run through New York City, March 10-15, 2011

Show #6 of the 2011 Spring tour

1. Song #6 from the Beatles' album, "Abbey Road".
Furthur played one song from this album, each night of the tour, in sequence.

Venue formerly known as the Astor Plaza Theatre, and later the Nokia Theatre Times Square.
Opened on June 26, 1974 as a movie theater.

Taped, transferred, & edited by Spyder9 Studios(
Released March 15, 2011

Location: General Admission, at the SBD, left stack.

The Band:

Bob Weir - vocals, guitar
Phil Lesh - vocals, bass
John Kadilcek - vocals, guitar
Jeff Chimenti - keyboards, organ, grand piano, vocals
Joe Russo - drums
Sunshine Garcia Becker - backing vocals
John Pehrson - backing vocals


Reviewer: rjs13 - - March 31, 2011
Subject: 3/13 and 3/19
anyone have recordings of the 3/13 and 3/19 shows? some songs i would love to hear from those
Reviewer: wbilly3612 - - March 27, 2011
Subject: I love these guys!
I've enjoyed every Furthur concert I've seen. They are carrying on the tradition and grown. JK has gone from pretty much mimicking Jerry to having his own voice and guitar. Phil must have taken voice lessons - he's singing really very well! Bobby is ageless. I do wish they would add a second drummer.

200+ GD shows and wanting more!
Reviewer: tattooj - - March 21, 2011
Subject: Furthur Live at Best Buy Theater
Any chance the other 4 shows are going to be posted? Would love to hear them...
Reviewer: eyesaweabyrd - - March 21, 2011
Subject: cre-teek
lotta good stuff said in the other posts. to add, Furthur (of course) will never be the Dead or what it is/was for most of us. one thing they have done is evolved what stopped in 95. it's a little more all-inclusive vocally, and the young guns (mainly JC & JK) are developing (quite nicely). great (big) song selection. hard to not be please, but not productive to overlook shortcomings too (though there aren't many...for most).
Reviewer: cddunham - - March 20, 2011
Subject: Sound
This recording sounds exactly like this show did. So thumping and crackling at the same time.
Furthur is the best jam today. Serious pros. This is such a treat...
Reviewer: 1985is#1 - - March 20, 2011
Subject: So, so lucky
Doin' That Rag? Called it. Just kidding. Ran into John after the show-shook his hand and said "thanks." I think many of us feel like that. The new folks are great, and Bob and Phil are reinvigorated. 15 years later we are getting all this BONUS music. Songs we thought we'd never hear, in a format which is different, but close to what makes us feel comfortable. Who knew?
Reviewer: ProfIguanaDeadZoneDJwrhu.orgTues7-9pm - - March 18, 2011
Subject: worthy discussion
I concur with the comments that, in the end, it's about the quality and feeling of the music, and, for sure, Furthur feels and sounds great and I'm also psyched for Radio City. I do, however, think it's worthwhile to raise questions, make comments, and raise critique, from time to time. I completely agree with the statement made below that if JK is good enough for Bobby and Phil, he's good enough for me. Having said that, I also recall reading a long time ago a classically sardonic comment by Weir, where he indicated that Dead Heads have poor taste in music. Irony aside, I think Weir's point was, in part, that we tend to be a rather uncritical audience, at times, which, as any artist will tell you, doesn't necessarily help them improve their craft. I'll repeat what I said before, which is that John is a gifted musician, and a soulful person, and the more he brings of his own playing, the more interesting it will be for everyone.
Reviewer: - - March 18, 2011
Subject: John K= the perfect fit
Yes, I miss Jerry too and have loved the music, scene and culture for the last 20 years. And I agree with most about John. He brings his own style and twist to the band. Sometimes he'll play the main hooks during a song that Jerry would play, but are really just part of the song after all of these years. But he also brings some great musicianship that is his own. I've seen DSO since their beginning and have know John for years. I've always looked at it like John is just building on something Jerry had started. Regardless, I know Phil and Bobby love having him and are in awe with his playing. It takes some pressure off of them and allows John to take songs in different directions at times. John has great soul and is a great fit for this incarnation of the "Dead." The magic seems to be back, and people have sure been receptive to the music once again. And in the end, that is all that should matter...
Reviewer: MEC111272 - - March 17, 2011
Subject: We Know
We know that this isn't the same band. But that's life, and I am glad that this incarnation of the band has kept moving furthur.

Anyway to the John point, go find yourself a "Nobody Girl" say from Boston on 03-06-2011. This cover of a Ryan Adams tune is truly wonderful, soulful, and without a doubt John's.
Reviewer: Bigfolkie - - March 17, 2011
Subject: here's your choice 2
It ALSO seems that the usual negative ninnies are missing ergo please do not be offended if the proverbial shoe doesnt fit. It was directed at them.
Reviewer: birddawg - - March 17, 2011
Subject: They all Brung it!
I was at the show, and just listened to it streaming. They had it going on all weekend! Thanks to the taper (God Bless the tapers)for putting a quality show up here for us! Johnny K is the real deal- I agree with reviewer below he's got his own take on the songs. Just listen to Black Peter and you can tell. Phil broke out the Modulus Bass, and I love the richer, more bone crunching tone. Great mix!

Let's Go Furthur!
Reviewer: adks12020 - - March 17, 2011
Subject: Kadelick and Jerry
Ok, I just wanted to put in my 2 cents about the comments regarding Kadelick. I realize that he has made a life out of learning Jerry Garcia guitar playing and playing Grateful Dead tunes but I really think the comparisons in style are a little over blown.

I listen to the Grateful Dead every day, I've listened to every Furthur show and seen Furthur a few times. While Mr. Kadelick obviously has a style that is like Jerry's I don't think people give him enough credit for putting his own twist on the stylings of Jerry Garcia. His style is more subdued than Jerry, fewer notes and he plays different voicings and different octaves than Jerry. The fluidity is similar and the almost "horn like" style is there for sure, along with some Jerry effects on the guitar but I think if people listen closer they will realize his has made his own sound in the style of Jerry. Of course he will play some of the same licks...he's playing the same songs and in order to make them the same song the same licks have to be in certain spots.

Anyway....just my opinion..this show is really nice and I'm super psyched for Radio City.
Reviewer: Hattie Baker - - March 17, 2011
Subject: Thank You
This is an excellent recording. Thank you for taking the time and care to do such a nice job. I very much appreciate it.

In my opinion, this incarnation of Grateful Dead is outstanding. I have attended 14 Furthur shows so far, and have everyone of them on discs. Since 1980 I have attended 254 shows, recorded 200 myself, and collected and listened to 1,800. Not bragging, just offering context for my comments. I took my 12 year old son to his 9th show, and his 2nd New Year's Eve. I am proud to say I have ushered in yet another generation of enthusiastic patron.

I, too, miss Garcia, yet without Kadlecik, perhaps there are no shows to hear. If he is good enough for Weir and Lesh, he is good enough for me.

This music moves me in a genuine way, something I could not have honestly said from 1995 through 2009. There were some fine groupings in there - always loving the Phil and Friends, but this arrangement is kicking some ass.

Happy Birthday Phil, thank you and everyone who is making this possible. I am rejuvenated and joyous because of the phenomenal effort. At one time I thought we were done, destined to feast off the memories, but, dare I say it, the band sounds as good as ever.

My college roommate and I made a pact 30 years ago. If we ever heard a live Saint Stephen we were to seek out the other one and kill them on the spot, because it couldn't get any better than that. It was a joke of course between a Boston native and a Californian, however, Paul tragically passed away early last year at the tender age of 47. As fate had it, Furthur played that elusive Saint Stephen the very next night. I am sure he heard it, maybe even called it.

This band is magic, and I teach science. Astounding accomplishment - I am proud to be a part of it. Thank you all for sharing in it too.
Reviewer: DarkStar1972 - - March 17, 2011
Subject: oregonhead
that was wharf rat bro from the 2/18/71 shoe


but heady

Reviewer: oregonhead - - March 17, 2011
Subject: ny show
did you know that Birdsong was debuted originally sandwiched between Darkstar?
Reviewer: Borncrosseyed420 - - March 17, 2011
Subject: why?
why do you even have to criticize these guys just accept that they are an amazing band and put on an amazing and just leave it at that.
Reviewer: henmaster - - March 16, 2011
Subject: wow!
What a fantastic sounding recording. Thanks!
Reviewer: jackaroe52482 - - March 16, 2011
Subject: Great Recording
Man thanx a ton for this recording. it sounds great. any chance someone has the other 4 nights and is gonna put them up? i'm going to the pittsburgh show and i was hoping to to grab everything leading up to then. either way im happy with what i have gotten thanks again im very grateful
Reviewer: Furthurite - - March 16, 2011
Subject: Phil's B-Day is March 15th
Magnificent!! Thank you for posting this show. Is anybody out there going to post the remaining missing shows from NY?
Reviewer: phishingbart - - March 16, 2011
Subject: thanks you rock
You guys are the best. Any one going to post the other 4 shows. Happy birthday day to phil on 3-12-11. This band is grate.
Reviewer: wharfrat71 - - March 16, 2011
Subject: Hey Now!
Thanks Spyder Dan! Nobody has posted any of these NYC shows except you and one other taper. It was his first time to record,I think.Everybody gave it bad reviews,so he took it down.But,this recording is great!Thank you very much!!!
Reviewer: G. Ganter - - March 16, 2011
Subject: Great second set
Fantastic Box of Rain, and seriously played throughout. Thanks for the upload--it's a very real show. Ever since Lowell, I've loved their Rags, too.
Reviewer: Sodank - - March 16, 2011
Subject: Thanks Dan!
Thanks for getting this up man!
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